I am currently in the midst of crazed preparations for hosting roughly 20+ marketmanila readers for an informal barbecue lunch at the beach today, so I will be relatively quiet for the next day or two… It isn’t going to be as elaborate a set-up as other eyeballs where I have used the entire crew of Zubuchon to mobilize meals, but I hope for a more hands-on, practical meal today — paellas, grilled meat and seafood, and fresh salads. Fingers crossed for decent weather, as it has turned rather stormy and rainy suddenly over the past few days in Manila. At any rate, this post features the latest use of some blooming amaryllis bulbs that I purchased last Sunday at the Centris market.
For about PHP250 ($6) total, I had 9 bulbs that we put in plain glass vases with a little water, and massed them around an old Chinese vase at the entrance table. The day before, they were a centerpiece on the dining table. Just a quick post to show that you don’t have to spend a fortune to pull together an interesting flower grouping. This will last about a week indoors then will be planted in the yard after that. I hope you are all having a wonderful Philippine Independence Day/Weekend. Back with more South African posts soon.